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From: n952162 <n952162@×××.de>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] What's the value-added of journaling filesystems like ext4?
Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 19:53:14
Message-Id: a196900b-bc78-41d6-7222-65c5040dcbf7@web.de
I had a power-loss situation and when the system came up I went into the
grub rescue screen - my root file system was trashed.  I fsck-ed that 
and had a ton of prompts until I did the "all" answer.  I guess it can
happen, every once in a while - even with a journaling filesystem - I guess.

I was able to bring up the system but then discovered that my home
filesystem was also trashed, hundreds of files in lost+found and many
gone forever.

Both filesystems ext4.

What gives?  Should I have quick  gone out and bought a lottery ticket,
or is journalling just hype?

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